On This Day

Deaths in Sport on September 24

  • 1896 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies a 35
  • 1919 Frank Laver, Australian cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies at 49
  • 1933 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 55
  • 2002 Leon Hart, American College Football Hall of Fame end and fullback (Heisman Trophy 1949, Notre Dame), dies at 73
  • 2008 Mickey Vernon, American MLB baseball player, dies at 90
  • 2020 Dean Jones, Australian cricket batsman and broadcaster (52 Tests @ 46.55; 164 ODIs; Victoria), dies from cardiac arrest at 59
  • 2020 Keith Hufnagel, American skateboarder (founded skate/clothing company HUF), dies of brain cancer at 46